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HIV/AIDS FAQs and Basic Facts

This section of the NPIN Website connects you to basic information from the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

FAQs on HIV/AIDS The CDC's answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about HIV and AIDS are organized into these categories:

General Questions—Get the answers to basic questions about HIV and AIDS, what causes them, what their symptoms are, how they're transmitted, and how the CDC is involved in the global AIDS epidemic.

HIV Testing—Learn how, when, and where to get tested; what to do if you test positive; and why the CDC recommends that pregnant women are tested.

Transmission—Find answers to more specific questions about HIV transmission, including the relationship between HIV and other STDs.

Prevention—Learn about the effectiveness of latex condoms in prevention HIV and how injecting drug users can reduce their risk for HIV infection.
HIV Glossary Get definitions of key terms related to HIV and AIDS.

Page Last Updated: March 31, 2014

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